This easy recipe for glazed carrots makes a nice side dish for a family dinner or holiday occasion.
3 cups carrots, chopped on the diagonal into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon five spice powder
Wash and chop the carrots. Combine the water, soy sauce and sugar and set aside.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the carrots.
Add the five-spice powder, stirring in with the carrots.
Add the water, soy sauce and sugar mixture. Bring to a boil.
Lower the heat, cover and gently simmer the carrots until they are tender and pierce easily with a fork (about 10 minutes).
Remove the lid. Turn the heat up to high and cook the carrots, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is burned off (5 to 7 minutes). Serve hot.
Yield: 4 Servings